Friday, May 27, 2011

On My Wishlist (2)

On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It’s where we list all the books we desperately want but haven’t actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming. It’s also an event that you can join in with too – If you want to know more, click here.

A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, Siobhan Dowd
Hardcover: 224 pages
Release date: Sept. 27th, 2011
Publisher: Candlewick
Goodreads Summary: 
At seven minutes past midnight, thirteen-year-old Conor wakes to find a monster outside his bedroom window. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting – he’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the nightmare he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments. The monster in his backyard is different. It’s ancient. And wild. And it wants something from Conor. Something terrible and dangerous. It wants the truth. From the final idea of award-winning author Siobhan Dowd – whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself – Patrick Ness has spun a haunting and darkly funny novel of mischief, loss, and monsters both real and imagined
Shut Out

Shut Out by Kody Keplinger

Hardcover: 288 pages
Release date: Sept. 5th, 2011
Publisher: Poppy
Goodreads Summary: Most high school sports teams have rivalries with other schools. At Hamilton High, it's a civil war: the football team versus the soccer team. And for her part,Lissa is sick of it. Her quarterback boyfriend, Randy, is always ditching her to go pick a fight with the soccer team or to prank their locker room. And on three separate occasions Randy's car has been egged while he and Lissa were inside, making out. She is done competing with a bunch of sweaty boys for her own boyfriend's attention. 

Then Lissa decides to end the rivalry once and for all: She and the other players' girlfriends go on a hookup strike. The boys won't get any action from them until the football and soccer teams make peace. What they don't count on is a new sort of rivalry: an impossible girls-against-boys showdown that hinges on who will cave to their libidos first. But what Lissa never sees coming is her own sexual tension with the leader of the boys, Cash Sterling...

Unearthly (Unearthly, #1)
Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
Hardcover: 435 pages
Release date: Jan. 4th, 2011
Publisher: Harperteen
Goodreads Summary: In the beginning, there's a boy standing in the trees . . . .

Clara Gardner has recently learned that she's part angel. Having angel blood run through her veins not only makes her smarter, stronger, and faster than humans (a word, she realizes, that no longer applies to her), but it means she has a purpose, something she was put on this earth to do. Figuring out what that is, though, isn't easy.
Her visions of a raging forest fire and an alluring stranger lead her to a new school in a new town. When she meets Christian, who turns out to be the boy of her dreams (literally), everything seems to fall into place—and out of place at the same time. Because there's another guy, Tucker, who appeals to Clara's less angelic side.
As Clara tries to find her way in a world she no longer understands, she encounters unseen dangers and choices she never thought she'd have to make—between honesty and deceit, love and duty, good and evil. When the fire from her vision finally ignites, will Clara be ready to face her destiny?

What's on your wishlist for this week? 


  1. great books on here, I want all of them two! funnily enough I've only visited 2 OMW so far and both of them had Shut Out, I hadn't heard of it til this morning but it sounds great! :D

  2. Great list ;) here's ours

  3. Great picks! I added A Monster Calls to my wishlist. :-)

  4. Great selection! I have Unheartly but haven't read it yet. I really want to read A Monster Calls, too!

  5. Great choices! I really want to read Unearthly, too. It's on my wishlist, even though I did post it up this week.

    Stopping in for On My Wishlist! Have a lovely Saturday!!

  6. Wow, haven't heard of A monster calls. Really, really cool cover and it sounds like my type of book:)

  7. I haven't read Unearthly yet and Shut Out looks really good.

  8. I bought A Monster Calls last week but haven't had a chance to read it yet. I saw the cover and had to buy it.

  9. A Monster Calls sounds great! I also have Shut Out on my wishlist.

    My featured wish comes from the Armchair BEA interview I conducted earlier in the week. Come see who I interviewed and what book I've added.

  10. I love the cover to Unearthly and really want to read it myself. These all sound great and I hope that you get the chance to read them soon :)


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